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Wednesday, March 19, 2003: March Update

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Here's a quick update on Box Children news.....

This week (3/18/03) a book club in Merrick, on Long Island, discussed The Box Children, and I was there as a guest in the home of Leslie Katz. It was great! I love discussing the book with people who've read it and have good questions and concerns to share with me. I always learn a lot and am so heartened to find kindred souls. If you live in the New York area and have a book club and want me to come when you discuss Lou Ann and her world, please contact me through this site. I'll be there!

A neat thing that happened at the Long Island gathering was that several of the women present brought copies of The Box Children from the local library, and I got to look at the dates stamped in the back--lots of people are checking this book out! That was a thrill, to think of the book being held and read and then passed on to the next reader.

If there are any writers out there who'd like to spend a week writing and learning and meeting other writers, consider attending the International Women's Writing Guild's conference in Saratoga Springs, NY, June 13-20. I'm doing a week-long workshop there called 'Whole-Hearted Writing: Bringing Your Fullest, Truest Self to the Page.' IWWG is for anyone who writes or wants to write--no portfolio necessary. If you're interested, check it out at

Here's something exciting--even though the paperback of The Box Children won't be out until July 1, you can see the new cover on Just click on 'paperback' and up it comes. It says you can order now for delivery when it's available. Cool.

Speaking of Amazon...I would be so grateful if someone would write a new review and post it there. The last one posted is so negative!

Finally, if you know of any teachers of middle or high school English, suggest The Box Children Children as a book that is accessible and thought-provoking for this age group, one that lends itself well to teaching writing and the importance of it. If any teachers are in the New York area, I would be very happy to visit classrooms as a guest writer, free of charge.

Until next time, thanks for being friendly readers.